250 sculptures on show as exhibition takes over Gloucestershire estate gardens this summer

Prepare to be entranced by a glorious garden overflowing with sculptures as the Cotswold Sculptors Association transforms The Garden at Miserden during an extended summer exhibition, Creating Spaces — with each visit offering a fresh perspective and a vibrant experience.

By Kaleigh Pritchard  |  Published
250 sculptures are on show throughout the glorious gardens of Miserden this summer 2024, in the Creating Spaces exhibition. Sculpture is 'Dreams' by Kay Singla.

Budding flowers, the melodic soundtrack of birdsong and rich herbaceous borders buzzing with bees and butterflies; glorious gardens create the perfect setting for fascinating artistic sculptures — and Creating Spaces 2024 is a feast for every sense.

This year's extended exhibition offers visitors a unique experience with each visit, as the selection of new sculptures is framed by the changing colours of The Garden at Miserden, near Stroud, during its three-month summer opening period.

Presented by the Cotswold Sculptors Association, the event is excellent for those passionate about sculpture in its many forms.

250 sculptures to discover at Creating Spaces 2024

From left to right: 'Duma' by Lindsay Neale Waring, 'Fish on a Bicycle' by Daren Greenhow and 'Dancing Stone' by Lilly Henry

As the three-month long exhibition stretches throughout the summer season, each month of sculptural excellence will be exposed through a new lens and perspective as the setting changes around them — so repeating visitors will be treated to a fresh experience every time!

'Man with Flowers' by Steve Bicknell

250 sculptures are waiting to be discovered, carefully situated to work in synergy with the planted surroundings.

From left to right:' Reflection' by Helen Greene, 'Embrace VI Unique' by Viviana Rossi-Caffell and 'Zephyr Spring' by Zoe Woolley

Spread throughout the gardens, the exhibition continues inside the Miserden Club Room, introducing yet another backdrop to the artistic pieces.

'Somnolent' by Anna Simson

Visitors can be inspired by abstract and figurative works in stone, wood carving, metal, ceramics, textiles, mosaic, glass and lots of other mediums.

Plus, those in search of a sculptural addition to their home or garden will be pleased to know that most pieces in the exhibition are for sale.

Experience tranquillity in the Lutyens-designed gardens at Creating Spaces 2024

The gardens and wide open spaces are brimming with spectacular pieces — ideal for photography enthusiasts — with each outdoor creation complemented by stunning decorations of florals and topiary.

Expertly planted with roses, clematis and herbaceous plants, The Garden at Miserden overlooks a deer park and the rolling Cotswolds hills of the Golden Valley beyond.

The sculptures nestle into the magnificent colours and the magical features of the 17th-century Lutyens-designed yew walk, with quaint grass steps, a rill water feature, secretive walled garden and natural areas — and the gardens are largely accessible for visitors, with some avoidable stepped sections.

Owner of Miserden, Nicholas Wills, said: 'It’s clear the artists feel the magic of exhibiting at Miserden and draw inspiration from the surrounding landscape. I’m looking forward to another fabulous summer.'

Tickets to Creating Spaces 2024 cost £12 per adult, with free entry for children under 16 — please note that only service dogs are welcome.

Plus, the Friends of Miserden 12-month pass offers unlimited entry for a whole year during normal opening hours, so you can revisit Creating Spaces 2024 as many times as you like.

For more information, visit cotswoldsculptorsassociation.com/miserden and to grab tickets, head to miserden.org.


Creating Spaces 2024 at The Garden at Miserden


Saturday 18 May to Sunday 18 August 2024


Open from Wednesday to Sunday, from 10am until 5pm — plus bank holidays


Entry costs £12 for adults and free for under-16s

In partnership with Cotswold Sculptors Association  |  cotswoldsculptorsassociation.com

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